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Old 07-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #41
Mary Eastland
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Re: hips and shoulders

Mark Murray wrote: View Post
Hi. Are you referring to a movement that's like "hitoemi"? One where your shoulders stay over your hips as you move? I was still a little unclear on your description.

In general, though, I agree with Gerardo, Chris, and Chris. I typically don't have shoulders and hips moving as one, nor do I initiate movement with the hips. With weapons, I've been shown why that is a bad thing.

As a training tool ... again, I personally wouldn't do that. But, I have heard that a "hitoemi" type of movement can generate some strength/power.

Ok...I am exploring an idea...Endo Sensei really demonstrated it nicely...sorry my description was so scketchy....writing about it can be hard. I think I am saying one thing until I get it reflected back at me and then see I have said another.

Thanks for the video, Graham.

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